As a patient at UMD Health Services, you have choices, rights and responsibilities.
You have the Right:
- To health care regardless of age, race, gender, religion, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.
- To be treated with dignity and respect.
- To know the names and professional status of people serving you.
- To privacy.
- To confidentiality.
- To receive accurate information about your health related concerns.
- To know the effectiveness, possible side effects, and problems of all forms of treatment.
- To participate in choosing a form of treatment.
- To receive education and counseling.
- To consent to, or refuse, care and/or treatment.
- To select and/or change your health care provider.
- To review your medical records with a clinician.
- To a second professional opinion regarding diagnosis or treatment.
- To information about services and related costs.
- To refuse to be a participant in research without jeopardy to future health care.
- To accurate marketing and advertising information.
You have the Responsibility:
- To seek medical attention promptly.
- To be honest about your medical history.
- To ask about anything you don't understand.
- To follow health advice and medical instruction.
- To report any significant changes in symptoms or failure to improve.
- To respect clinic policies.
- To keep appointments or cancel in advance.
- To seek non-emergency care during regular hours.
- To provide useful feedback about services and policies.
- To pay any charges billed to you.
Special thanks and credit to Creighton University for this model.